Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Executive Director (DC)

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Washington, DC

Dr. Ian J. Stewart, as the executive director of the CNS office in Washington, DC, specializes in export controls, sanctions, and emerging technology control. His previous roles include leading a nonproliferation program at King’s College London and serving as a nuclear engineer with the British Ministry of Defence, focusing on counterproliferation and nuclear deterrent strategies.

Holding Master’s degrees in both nuclear science and technology and electrical and electronic engineering, Dr. Stewart received his PhD in War Studies from King’s College London (KCL). His research, primarily centering on export controls and the history of nonproliferation measures, is exemplified in his book, ‘International Nuclear Export Controls and Non-Proliferation: The Collective Action Problem.’

Dr. Stewart’s research encompasses a broad range of topics, including:

  • Export controls and sanctions
  • Emerging technology control
  • Strategic competition with countries like China and Russia
  • Sanctions evasion, particularly in contexts like North Korea
  • The intersection of emerging technology with military applications, focusing on supply chain mapping

His approach is notably data-centric, often incorporating advanced machine learning techniques. He has developed several innovative big data tools and machine learning solutions.

CNS Work

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